April 2013

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Urban Living Trend – HOT in Downtown Raleigh

Urban Living Trend – HOT in Downtown Raleigh

Restaurants and Nightlife – Housing within Walking Distance

If you haven’t been to downtown Raleigh lately you’ll be pleasantly surprised with all the great restaurants, shopping, clubs and more that downtown Raleigh has to offer. With so many new housing options in downtown Raleigh, the City has become more than just a place to work.

Like many downtown areas across the country, Raleigh also saw the mass migration to the suburbs that changed the downtown Raleigh landscape over the years. For some time the downtown Raleigh area served only as a place of business for government offices and a few companies.  Nightlife was non existent.

Now the trend for urbanization in many areas has brought a new life to downtown Raleigh. Many new companies like Red Hat and Citrix are bringing new jobs to the area and along with these new jobs comes a need for restaurants and other urban living conveniences.  Check out downtown Raleigh’s WalkScore!There’s a vibrant art scene in downtown Raleigh. If you have not been to First Friday Gallery Walk yet it’s a must do! Grab a bite to eat at one of the many fabulous restaurants and tour Galleries, listen to great music, see street performers and mingle with your friends as you stroll up and down the streets of downtown Raleigh.Moore Square, one of the best places to be for First Friday, offers a wide variety of restaurants walking distance also to Fayetteville Street where you will find many more exciting restaurants and bars.

Other dining Options in downtown Raleigh include restaurants on Glenwood South, Oakwood area and the Warehouse District.  We live and work in downtown Raleigh so we eat out often and love trying new places.

Are you dreaming of living in a place where you walk to your favorite restaurants, pop in for a drink and visit friends at the trendiest local nightspot? If so, here are a few options in downtown Raleigh for you. If you are interested in listings in any of these buildings or neighborhoods, give us a call.  Or search within the neighborhoods below.

Condos walking distance to downtown Raleigh hot spots are:
1001 Hillsborough – 1001 Hillsborough St
222 Glenwood – 222 Glenwood Ave
510 Glenwood – 510 Glenwood Ave
610 Hillsborough – 610 Hillsborough St
630 North Street – 630 W North St (Planned)
The Atrium – 112 Fayetteville St
Bloomsbury Estates – 710 Independence Ave
Blount Street Commons – 540 N Blount St
Boylan Flats – 615 N Boylan Ave (Planned)
Boylan Heights Condos – 613 W. Cabarrus St.
The Cotton Mill – 614 Capital Blvd
The Dawson – 317 W Morgan St
Founder’s Row – 200 E Davie St
Governor’s Square – 710 N Person St
The Hudson – 319 Fayetteville St
New Bern Place – 235 New Bern Pl
Palladium Plaza – 444 S Blount St
The Paramount – 618 N Boylan Ave
Park Devereux – 200 S Dawson St
Person Pointe – 508 S Person St
The Plaza Condominiums (PNC Plaza) – 301 Fayetteville St
Quorum Center & The Residences – 323W Jones St
WEST – 400 W North St

Downtown Raleigh Neighborhoods:
Inside the Beltline

Lisa Southern Real Estate and Property Management – Your resource for all things downtown Raleigh!  Give us a call today – we are here to help you find the place that matches your lifestyle goals.  (919) 260-8607

PRESS RELEASE: Downtown Raleigh Building Gets New Owner


Transformation underway for home and business of local family.


RALEIGH, NC, April 10, 2013 — The Southern family recently purchased an historical building at 15 E Martin St in the heart of downtown Raleigh and will transform the building into their personal residence and an office for their real estate and property management company.

Lisa Southern Real Estate & Property Management is a true family owned business.  Lisa runs the residential real estate division working with her two daughters Kendall and Spencer.  Kendall serves as the office manager and Spencer is a Buyer Specialist.  Jim runs the commercial and property management division of the company along with their son Reid. Youngest son Truman attends middle school at Sacred Heart Cathedral in downtown Raleigh.
The Southerns specialize in downtown Raleigh real estate and property management.  The family owns several properties in downtown Raleigh and they manage over 150 properties all over the Triangle.  “We are so excited to become full time residents of downtown Raleigh. We spend a lot of time here through our son’s school and working with clients.  We love everything the area has to offer and see it as the place to be in the Triangle,” says Lisa Southern.
Renovations are underway on the historic building on E. Martin St. adjacent to Square Rabbit Bakery and walking distance to Moore
Square and Marbles Kids Museum.  The Southerns will transform the bottom floor into their real estate office. The top two floors of the building will be their permanent residence.  Jim Southern stated, “We will move into the upstairs portion of the building this Spring while we are renovating the office downstairs.”  The look of the new office will be contemporary with traditional influences, representing Raleigh as a historic, yet modern City.
The Southerns are working with local Architect  David Maurer to design the space as well as enhance the facade of the building.  The interior will be sleek and modern, with glass walled offices to make an open and airy feel.  The facade will be changed to a flat front with larger windows to let in more natural light.  
“We can’t wait to be involved with First Friday events and invite local artists to display their work at our offices.  We are already designing gallery style walls in the front office for that purpose”, says Kendall Southern.
Lisa Southern Real Estate and Property Management specializes in the downtown Raleigh, Inside the Beltline, real estate market.  Their team has the pulse on everything downtown. Contact Lisa Southern if you are considering living, working, investing, renting, or selling in downtown Raleigh!